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8.3 Fantasy Reviews Romance YA

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

September 12, 2018

Isobel is a skilled portrait painter who is favored by fair folk of the season courts. They come from far away to get a piece of her mortal craft and one day she is honored to receive the Autumn prince himself. However, Isobel makes the terrible mistake of painting sorrow in the eyes of the prince, Rook, which is seen as a weakness, and he takes her to his fairy court against her will to pay for her crimes.

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6.7 Fantasy Reviews Sci-Fi

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

September 5, 2018

Area X has been abandoned by civilization for decades and Southern Reach, a secret organization, are the only ones who dare to send expeditions into the area. The mission is to explore the unknown land and report back to base about any mysterious or unnatural events. But when the 12th expedition is set in motion, the group members quickly discover that Area X is far worse than imagined and nature has taken over with its own rules for what is scientifically possible.

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9 leah-on-the-offbeat Contemporary LGBQT Reviews Romance YA

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli

August 19, 2018

It can surprise no Simon fan that revisiting Shady Creek High through the eyes and thoughts of Leah Burke means awkward encounters and adorable mishaps.. or the other way around? Although Leah is in the spotlight this time there’s no need to be alarmed. We don’t miss out on our favourite friend group as Simon, Abby, Bram and the rest of the gang is still very much the centre of the story – even Martin Addison gets cameos!

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8.3 the poet x image Contemporary LGBQT Reviews Romance YA

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

August 14, 2018

With a heart full of unheard lyrics, Xiomara wants nothing more than to write her poetry and share it but instead she keeps her mouth shut. She lives with her very religious family in Harlem and with daily catcalls from both boys and men and her mother’s disapproval, Xiomara needs an escape from her caged life. She finds it in slam poetry but balancing her passion with her parents’ idea of being a good girl turns out to be an impossible task.

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9 ARCs Contemporary Mental health Reviews YA

The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I by Carolyn Mackler

August 8, 2018

Just as Virginia is starting to get her life back together after her brother’s date-rape charge, her world is shattered once again. She doesn’t love her boyfriend – but how can a “fat girl” break up with a popular boy? On top of her romantic concerns, her brother is once again in trouble as his case takes an unexpected turn that the family didn’t see coming.

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9.3 Fantasy Middle grade Reviews Thriller

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

July 20, 2018

When Coraline’s family moves into a flat in a shared house, she’s bored and in need of adventure. One day she finds a passageway to another world through a door in the living room. At first it seems like a perfect replica of her house, her garden, her parents and her neighbors only a lot more interesting. But something is wrong, something is very wrong in this world and Coraline is the only one who can fix it.

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